Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday February 21, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday February 21, 2024 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel on Make WordPress Slack.

The live meeting will focus on the discussion of proposals and releases, updates on 6.5, and have an open floor section.

Additional items will be referred to in the various curated agenda sections, as below. If you have ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. requests for help, please do continue to post details in the comments section at the end of this agenda.


WordPress 6.5 Beta 2 was released on February 20, 2024. Thanks to everyone involved and who came to help test.

Gutenberg 17.8 RC release is planned for today, stable release scheduled for Feb 28, 2024. Please help test.

Forthcoming releases

Next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope.: 6.5

Updates from the release squad can be shared in the Dev Chat.

Call to test betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. versions of the release as they come out.

Call for Testers early draft for 6.5. Discussion on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at if you are able to help. Update – this is now closer to finalization and open for final comments.


Check in on the experimental format we’ve been using for these meetings. has discussion on open proposals been effective? Are there topics that have not been covered that you’d like to see included?

Could you help curate a Call for Volunteers to review the open proposals on Make/Core and create a list of unresolved ones to discuss during Dev Chat meetings?

Highlighted posts

A Week in Core – February 19, 2024 – props to @audrasjb

Hallway Hangout: Let’s chat about overlapping problems in the Site Editor

Merge Announcement: Interactivity API

Data Liberation Next Steps

Summary, Dev Chat, February 14, 2024

Merge Announcement: Plugin Dependencies

Tickets for assistance

Tickets for 6.5 will be prioritized.
Please include detail of tickets / PR and the links into comments, and if you intend to be available during the meeting if there are any questions or will be async.

Open floor

Items for this can be shared in the comments.

#6-5, #agenda, #dev-chat